Slow painting

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day November

A little patch of colour at the allotment site, amid the prevailing dun colours of bare earth and fallen leaves. A strip of woodland borders the road in to the site. The trees are mature ash, sycamore and chestnut for the most part, with a light under-canopy where volunteers maintain little patches of flowers. The rest is left as natural habitat, complete with decaying logs and nettles and all that good stuff. Rather a blurry shot - if I can remember as far back as Sunday, after a hectic start to the week, it was breezy.

By contrast, all I could muster from my own garden yesterday morning was this stalwart fuchsia, which has now decided to bloom after sulking all summer. Normally I bring out my big camera to photograph flowers, but this shot was snatched in the brief moment I had before leaving the house for work. Rubbish exposure - I was in a tearing hurry! Since it's dark by the time I return home it was the best I could do. Note the frosty edging to the leaves.

More blooms are at Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens.


Wally said...

I love your fuchsia, very delicate and pretty.

Kelli said...

I have a little thumbnail fushia that's quite stubburn; i'm not too sure what to do with it. I like the chinese lattern type red-orange flowers in the top pic; aren't they nice.

Jo said...

I love Chinese Lanterns, so bright and cheery at this time of year. Fuchsias never fail to bloom until the death, always worth having a couple in the garden for their colour.

Gunilla said...

Hi Linda

You have still got many beautiful flowers in your garden
Here we have got alot of snow so everything is cowered under the snow.

Have a nice weekend

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I can't imagine living in such a climate but yet it is so inviting of the snow. I think it is a wonderful thing to be able to touch the snow when you go out for a walk... my blessings to you and your family to have a safe and beautiful Christmas !